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François Arnal i Raymond Queneau: od Historii pewnej książki do historii książki

Claude Debon

FROM THE STORY OF A BOOK TO THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK WITH FRANÇOIS ARNAL AND RAYMOND QUENEAU

In 1961 François Arnal made informel drawings hoping Raymond Queneau would add texts to them. He indeed adds a story entitled The Story of a Book. The writer’s words explain the lines, colors, shapes and double meanings in the drawings or they even create the meanings and make them deeper. The book is an interesting example of the author’s poetics. The typical of him search for structures, which tame the chaos of inspiration is exposed here, as well as their uncertain effectiveness. This work also echoes vivid 20 century theoretical literary discussions of th the sixties.